overviewThe Annostomus Cigar Fish, also known as the Striped Cigar Fish or the Striped Headstander, is native to South America, inhabiting rivers in Venezuela, Guyana, and Columbia. This unusual looking species gets its name from its cigar-shaped body, and upward turned mouth. Horizontal brown/black stripes with alternating yellow stripes, along with a red tail and dorsal fin differentiate this fish from other species in this family. This species will make a very unusual addition to the semi-aggressive community aquarium.
Roots, rocks, and driftwood make the best decorations for aquariums containing this species. The Annostomus Cigar Fish may eat tender plants. An avid jumper, this fish will require a hood on the aquarium. Although the Cigar Fish may be somewhat aggressive towards its own species, they are usually quite peaceful with other species.
Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Annostomus Cigar Fish have not been documented.
An omnivore, Annostomus annostomus is not a finicky eater. Flake foods, pellet food, frozen foods, and freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will be accepted.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"